Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes that the team has forgotten all about their 4-0 Women’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona last season. She believes that the team is calm and confident heading into the Women’s Champions League this season. They play their first group stage game against Wolfsburg who they beat in the quarter-finals last season. Chelsea became the first English side to reach the finals of the Champions League since 2007.
“I think it is the same for any loss you ever have – you take from it what you need, and then you discard the rest.” Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes said. “We don’t get preoccupied with the losses for too long. Our preoccupation is on our daily practice and competing for every trophy. Of course, we always want to win all of them, including the Champions League. I just think we’re one year better because of our experience last year. We feel really seasoned, really calm, and confident in what we are doing. I think experience really matters in this competition, and I think we’ve got lots of it.”
“It still affects me today, because it gets me motivated every day – it’s my fuel to work hard and improve as an individual player, and for us as a team.” Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson said. “The final is always going to be with me – but I’ve definitely moved on, and it didn’t take too long because then there are new challenges. We know in football you can’t dwell on things for too long, but you always have to take the learnings from the experiences you get.”